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>> this is "the journal" from berlin. our top story -- barack obama says the u.s. should strike syria, but he wants approval from congress first. >> u.s. ppt barack obama says he will seek support from congress for a military strike against syria. in a nationally televised address on saturday the president said he does not need congressional approval for such action, but would ask for authorization nonetheless. boehm left no doubt that he himself reached the decision that military action should be taken. here's what he had to say -- >> after careful deliberation, i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. but i'm confident we can hold the assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out. our military has positioned assets in the region. the chairman of the joint chiefs has informed me that
for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden main these leaks. >> as president obama outlines proposals to reform the surveillance programs, the guardian newspaper reveals new details about how the nsa had permission to search databases of phone calls of americans. we will speak to senator ron wyden. then we look at the lives of civil rights legend bayard rustin. >> we need a group of angelic troublemakers. ability tos in our make things and workable. the only weapon we have is our body and we need to talk to them in places so that we'll do not turn. month byrs ago this your rustin organized a march on washington. he buys black, gay, and a pacifist. he will be honored with the posthumous medal of freedom. naegle,speak to walter and john d'emilio, author of "lost prophet: the life and times of bayard rustin." all that and more coming up. to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. a u.s. drone strike killed two people in yemen on saturday. the u.s. has now carried out nine drone strikes in two weeks, killing 38 people. it is the most concentrated ser
has invited sharif to washington fo for talks with president obama. he says he still wants his government in the drone attacks on pakistani soil. >> and the light of today's discussion, we will continue this dialogue on how to stop this policy of drone attacks. nations is warning violence against afghanistan civilian population is increasing 23% over the same time last year. the figures were disclosed wednesday. >> the number of civilians killed or injured rose i 23% compared to the same time last year. deaths and 2533 injuries, total of 3852 civilian casualties. this marked an increase of 14% injuries and 28% in over the same time it in 2012. >> us-led nato occupation forces to do in its formal mission in afghanistan next year. and a report from the pentagon says the afghan military will "substantial training, advising and assistance -- including financial support goes quote long after the december 2014 withdrawal date thre. were heldal elections in zimbabwe wednesday in the latest challenge to longme president agave whose main challenger called the elections a huge farce and
after president obama defended the national security agency for not abusing its surveillance powers, the nsa's own internal audit reveals the agency has broken its own privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times a year. then we go to cairo where the muslim brotherhood has called for a day of rage after more than 600 people were killed on wednesday. >> the one thing people will not stand for in the long term is to have this kind of regressive security state inflicted upon them. once the targets of this authoritarian apparatus moves away from the islamists and starts imposing itself on other parts of egyptian society, then perhaps,e might see, once again a popular uprising against that kind of crackdown. >> we will speak with sharif abdel kouddous in cairo and p.j. crowley, former state department spokesperson, who is called for the u.s. to suspend military aid to egypt and call the ouster of mohamed morsi a coup. then, didn't eight-year-old spy for america? we look at how u.s. allies in yemen used a child the place electronic chips on the man he considered to
. barack obama cancels meeting with vladimir putin. >> and the plight of african american -- the plight of afghan refugees. >> egypt felt military led government says diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis have failed. following efforts by the european union and the united arab intimates to defuse the crisis, and the u.s. are among the latest to try to break the deadlock. >> egypt has experienced renewed violence and turmoil over the last month since the military overthrew mohamed morsi, the leader of the muslim brotherhood. the political crisis in the arab world's largest nation is at a deadly new phase. >> the interior prime minister cannot be swayed even by john mccain and lindsey graham. the report blames the contraction on the muslim brotherhood. that is the official version. not everyone agrees. >> the negotiations failed because neither side was ready to compromise. everyone should be able to compromise for the country. only foreign interest will benefit if we fail. >> he hopes that egypt can move to election soon. and that the gaps can be peacefully closed without an
. the obama administration is reconsidering plans for a summit with russian president vladimir putin next month after russia granted a year of temporary asylum to national security agency whistleblower edward snowden. on thursday, snowden left the moscow airport where he had been sheltering for more than a month while the united states sought his return to face espionage charges for revealing nsa spy programs. in a statement released by wikileaks, edward snowden said -- a russian lawyer for snowden said he is set to begin a new life in russia. we will have more on snowden and the latest nsa leaks after headlines with two members of congress were trying to defined the nsa's all collection of phone and data records -- democrat john conyers of michigan and kentucky republican thomas massie. says iraq hasions closed out its deadliest month in more than five years following a wave of sectarian bombings and shootings. in total, the violence killed 1057 iraqis and injured more than 2300 in july. many of the attacks focused on iraq's shiite majority which leads the government. in egypt, supporter
report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has announced it will keep 19 embassies in north africa and the middle east closed from to a week due to fears of a possible military threat. ramped up security measures were in place over the weekend that some of the 22 diplomatic posts shattered by the concerns. saxby chambliss, the top republican on the senate intelligence committee, said intercepted communications were reminiscent of what was heard before the 9/11 attacks. credited the nsa spy programs with detecting the threat. >> these programs are controversial. . we understand that. very important. there are what lead us to have or allow us to have the ability to gather this chatter that i refer to. if we did not have these programs, then we simply would not be able to listen in on the bad guys. the 702ay, it is program that has allowed us to pick up on this chatter. that is the program that allows us to listen overseas, not on domestic soil, but overseas. >> opponents of the nsa sweeping program held action sunday. the group protested in several u.s. cities on what it dubbed 1984
in iran, and obama a democrat in the united states, analysts say the timing is right but it is a short window for both sides to actually get anything done or make any progress. it is a long time, i expect the united states to be watching closely who he chooses for his cabinet. to thell all signal outside world his intentions for the country. they do very much for that. change reaction, saying it does not change the objectives of iran. iran saidsident of the day before yesterday that israel is a wounded body and the goal of the regime has stayed the same, to develop a nuclear capability, nuclear weapons, the purpose is to destroy israel. will bring you the swearing in as soon as the proceedings could underway. stay with us for that. interpol has issued a global security alert. there were present day this reason i and iraq, libya, and -- prison breaks recently in iraq, libya, and pakistan. >> this was the central prison in pakistan last week after a major assault. attackers disguised as police approached the complex and then blasted it. a all 248 prisoners escaped including around 45 tha
obama has called off a joint military exercise involving u.s. and egyptian troops, saying that all forms of aid continue to be assessed and reviewed. billionceives $1.5 every year. they are holding an emergency meeting on the crisis following a request from france and great britain. >> violence continues in egypt and condemnation continues outside the country. barack obama expressed deep concern for the civilians caught up in the bloodshed, saying that martial law is oppression by force. the united states condemns the steps taken by the interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. >> he also announced the u.s. canceled a joint military exercise with the egyptian army scheduled for next month. criticism has come in from europe, as french president francois hollande said they must prevent civil war and david cameron called for an end to violence. pointedipp erdogan the finger at foreign powers which he says are not doing enough. >> the u.s. silence about palest
.s. president barack obama has pulled out of friday's summit in russia, a new low in the growing tensions between washington and moscow. the main conflict has been over syria. at that is just one of several issues pulling the 2 -- but that is just one of several issues pulling the two countries apart. >> of all the things they have -- washington and moscow have clashed over, none has been more divisive than syria. a steadfast ally of syria and has continued to sell arms to damascus throughout the conflict as western support for syrian rebels has gained momentum. it has colored all relations between russia and the u.s., which were not great to begin with when barak obama took office -- barack obama took office in 2009. the missile defense program based in europe also raised moscow's hackles. that was finally shelved in april of this year. the obama administration has regularly criticized the russian government on human rights, including anti-gay legislation. after the president was reelected, the russian government has been basically told by the obama administration, let's frame a common a
.s. president barack obama canceled plans to meet russian president putin next month. >> what sounded like a slap at obama, the russian prime minister told reporters it is time for the u.s. and russia to work together as grown-ups. >> he came to washington with a long list of issues. up for discussion, afghanistan, iran, and north korea, arms control, and human rights. both sides were ready for open and frank talks, but on this day, one issue overshadowed all the rest. >> it's no secret that we have experienced some challenging moments. obviously not just over the snowden case. we will discuss these differences today for certain, but this meeting remains important above and beyond the collisions and the moments of disagreement. >> both sides have signaled agreement, and a lot depends on us. we need to work together in an adult manner. we have done our part, and we expect a similar attitude in return. >> so the foreign ministers are talking, but few expect big breakthroughs here. >> let's pull in our washington correspondent. we see the ministers talking, but i'm still wondering why these t
. ofcomes amidst a crackdown the previous president. president obama delivered his latest address on the economy tuesday claiming a recovery in the housing market and calling for private lenders to form the backbone of the market while the government plays a more limited role. speaking in phoenix, ariz., he backed a plan to end the firms fannie mae and freddie mac in the effort to avoid another crisis. >> one thing we can do to make sure this doesn't happen again is to wind down these companies that are not really government but private-sector. they are known as freddie mac and fannie mae. for too long, these companies were allowed to make huge profits, buying mortgages, knowing that if their bets when that, taxpayers would be left holding the bag. was a heads we win, tails you lose. it was wrong. along with what happened on wealth -- wall street, it help to inflate this bubble. the justice department sued bank of america, accusing that it willfully defrauding investors. report from the national oceanic atmospheric administration says last year was among the 10 warmest on record a
following the suicide bomb attack. >> we start off with barack obama holding a press conference in the last hour dominated the edward snowden affair. the u.s. president increases measures when it comes to tapping into phone records. the banks push ahead with controversial surveillance programs. reassessromised to relations with russia, which is granted asylum to edward snowden. obamatake a listen to mr. on the surveillance. >> given the history of the abuse by governments, it is right to ask questions about surveillance. this program is an important tool in our efforts to disrupt terrorist plots. this does not allow the government to listen to any phone calls without a warrant. i understand the concerns of those who are worried that this could be subject to abuse. after having dialogue with members of congress and civil libertarians, i believe that there are steps we can take to give the american people additional confidence that there are safeguards against abuse. >> we should be able to get some reaction from this expert. thank you for joining us. barack obama speaking on the issue of mor
>> hello and welcome. i am at the news desk in berlin. these are the headlines. president obama promises more transparency on the u.s. spying programs. german intelligence admits terrorcell phone data of suspects to other agencies but denies information is used to carry out drone attacks, and the bundesliga soccer season kicks off. barack obama has responded to growing unease in the united states about mass electronic surveillance. in a rare media conference before heading off for his summer holiday, the u.s. president on this new oversight measures and more transparency, that he stressed the surveillance programs revealed by edward snowden would continue. he criticized russia, which has offered edward snowden temporary asylum. >> for weeks, obama kept quiet as public anger brood over government spying, and now he has seek to have a better balance. >> we can and must be more transparent, so i have directed the intelligence community to make public as much information as possible. given the history of abuse by government and it is right to asked the questions of -- to be asking t
>> hello, and a warm welcome. these are our top stories this hour. u.s. president rock obama is still urging caution on syria, -- barack obama is still urging caution on syria. a shakeup at microsoft after ceo steve ballmer says he is on the borussia dortmund when in the bundesliga. syria with news that the united nations high are presented for disarmament arrived in the country. the job facing angela kane is to gain access to the site close to damascus of the suspected chemical attack after opponents of bashar al-assad claimed the syrian government forces used chemical weapons on wednesday in a tax said to have left hundreds dead, but the bashar al-assad regime said it was the rebels who employed chemical weapons. the one thing that is clear is that theaters that have come in -- is fears that chemical weapons have been deployed to prompt the united states to move forces near the region. >> what really happened? leaders want to know what took place and what action the world community should take. speaking to cnn, u.s. president barack obama called the accusations of a chemica
-- the revelations follow the announcement wednesday the president obama has canceled one-on-one talks with russian president vladimir putin early next month after the country granted temporary asylum to edward snowden. in a statement, the white house cited a lack of progress with russia on a number of issues, but acknowledged the decision on snowden was also a factor. obama will still attend the g 20 summit in st. petersburg. on "the tonight show" obama reacted to russia's announcement it would give snowden asylum for year. >> i was disappointed because even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally, we have tried to respect if there is a lawbreaker or alleged lawbreaker in their country, we of value weight it and try to work with them. they didn't do that with us. in some ways it is reflective of underlying challenges we have had with russia lately. >> president obama also responded to the growing controversy over the wide ranging nsa surveillance programs that edward snowden has revealed. >> a lot of these programs were put in place before i came in. i had some skeptici
lead to a breakthrough in the stalled talks on iran's nuclear program. president obama had this to say. >> i think it says the iranian people want to move in a different direction. lacks the white house has been sending the message, they are open to talks -- >> the white house has been sending the message them but they are open to talks. went on netanyahu television to say that is not a good idea. congress seems to agree. the senate is expected to follow suit. >> with the election of theident hassan rouhani, nuclear program will not change. >> it is still an open question if president obama will sign the sanctions into law. >> we will find out in the next one to two months. so far, he has paid good lip service to it, but he has not been willing to take the risks necessary. he has not been willing to lead. >> president obama has warned, not a lot of time left to find a diplomatic solution, but a new president means for the moment, the clock could be running a little slower. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns is in cairo to spearhead fresh diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving
attacked to win. today, chronicling the ongoing violence rocking egypt. michelle obama to release a hip- hop album as part of her anti- obesity campaign. and a new york artist creating collages. cartoonists in egypt again chronicling political developers in their country during the 2011 revolution, publishing in newspapers and online. the past few days, their work is focused on clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president, and marcy -- mohamed morsi. she contributes to the liberal party's paper. you present the situation from the army point of view and present the position of the muslim brotherhood is dangerous. site,g for another jonathan guyer says the egyptian press serves to support the ruling military. sissipicture compares al- to nasser, the founder of modern egypt. of the armyritical publish their works on the internet to avoid being censored. that goes with thi -- the artist of the strong. evictedtary formally pro morsi supporters from their protest camps. they criticized the armed forces in the satirical cartoons posted to facebook. in this drawing, he ima
in the syrian crisis. member ofut unnamed the obama administration says the u.s. believes there is very little doubt that the regime used chemical weapons against civilians last week. the u.s. defense secretary says america's military is ready to take action if the president orders. meanwhile, the syrian government said it would allow u.n. inspectors to access the site of the alleged attack. >> the announcement came as the foreign minister met with the un disarmament chief. the regime said it would allow chemicals inspectors to investigate the suspected gas attack. at the same time, the syrian government warned the u.s. against military intervention, saying it would create a ball of fire that would engulf the region. but washington is not ruling out out. chuckisit to malaysia, hagel says the u.s. is ready for all eventualities. >> the president has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. to again, we are prepared exercise whatever options if he decides to employ one of those options. >> western leaders are increasingly convinced chemical weapon
. then as president obama speaks about housing recovery in phoenix, we will look at the devastating impact of the foreclosure crisis. trying to convince me the house is foreclosed on, trying to evict me and i'm trying to keep my home. is, you took my money all those years. either work with me and let me keep my home, or give me my money back. >> we will look at how richmond, california is planning to use eminent domain to help fight the foreclosure crisis. we will speak to laura gottesdiener, author of the new book, "a dream foreclosed: black america and the fight for a place to call home." first, we look at the national security agency and the u.s. drug enforcement administration. dea agents are using intelligence gathered by the nsa to investigate americans and then being order to cover it up. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. jeff bezos is buying the washington post, one of the leading newspapers in the country. the amazon.com founder and chief executive is one of the wealthiest people in the united state
been the response partially from obama, certainly stephen fry, the british actor, and others saying to boycott sochi. it is russian hypocrisy viewed from some. point toust briefly the international olympic committee trying to step back from this. saying, we just deal with sports. they did get political most notably with apartheid from 1964 until the tokyo game zone where. arabianr, the saudi olympic team were not going to send any women and the ioc got involved in that debate as well. are these issues comparable? those who think that obama and stephen fry are going too far say you cannot really make a comparison. >> if i were comparing it to nazi germany -- >> i think that's probably too far. >> meanwhile, the murdoch press under the spotlight for good and bad reasons. like speaking of not see germany. speaking of nazi germany. the murdoch-owned "daily telegraph," the front page on tuesday, colonel flinklink from "hogan's heroes," a pretty political segment i would say. kevin rudd helping to contest and win for his arty and that is murdoch saying, we don't want you. a lot of critici
. which were already strained when barack obama took office in early 2009. missile defense program based in europe also raised eyebrows in moscow. it was shelved in april of this year. the obama administration has regularly criticized russia on human rights, such as the death in custody of a lawyer and recent anti-gay legislation passed by the duma. the decision to offer whistleblower edward snowden asylum has soured further. a particular sore spot, one u.s. says will be on today's agenda. >> we have a lot of fish to fry, if you will, with the russians. we have a lot of issues to engage with the russians over. there will be a host of topics. of ours is not the focus engagement of russia but not something we are dropping by any means. it am however turbulent, the white house says its relationship with russia is still extremely important. >> as you just saw in that report am a russia's anti-gay laws are another point of contention between the world powers. moscow has a legislation is sparking controversy elsewhere, this is the country prepares to host the winter olympic games in january. a
.s. president barack obama is urging caution on syria, but he as ask the pentagon to prepare thesked -- he has asked pentagon to prepare military options. lebanon holds a day of national mourning. and happy birthday to the bundesliga. it was 50 years ago that the german top flight kicked off. we will have all the results from this weekend's action. in syria, with news that the u.n.'s hi records and a for disarmament is there -- high representative for disarmament is there. she is attempting to gain access to supposed -- alleged chemical chemicald sites of attacks. the u.s. has begun to move forces into place in the region. >> a father mourns the death of his children. he cannot understand how something so awful could happen to his family. the opposition blames the assad regime, saying it killed hundreds during nerve gas attacks. doctors without borders has confirmed 3600 patients in syrian hospitals displayed neurotoxic symptoms. assad regime continues to reject accusations that it was responsible for the attacks. state television showed footage of chemical materials in panels allegedly used b
. republicans wednesday gramm and john mccain sent by president obama. they have been talking to , at this is what john mccain had to say. >> we have also said that the circumstances of the former government's removal, we have not come to egypt to dwell on the past. democracy is the only viable path to a lasting stability, national reconciliation and sustainable economic growth. and the return of investment and tourism in egypt. >> to an asia is bracing itself for protests later this tuesday. they're calling for the islamists led government to go. turmoil has mounted in recent months since the assassination of two opposition politicians. >> to killings that have struck at the heart of the opposition. shot dead outside his home, a political assassination. they prompted rallies calling for the resignation for the radical less. .hey were elected to years ago the ruling party will organize its own demonstrations in support of the efforts. it drew tens of thousands of people. the party leader says it is undemocratic and hampering their search. if they insist on bringing down the go
operations before mr. snowden main these leaks. >> as president obama outlines proposals to reform the surveillance programs, the guardian newspaper reveals new details about how the
speaking on monday. president obama said he may consider appointing him the new secretary of the homeland security, to which a law professor at georgetown university and former justice department prosecutors said, ray kelly needs to be the homeland security secretary like paula deen needs to run the united nations food program. he says that he is the poster policeor the most racial policy in the united states. kelly is saying that they are doing this in high crime communities and saving lives in those communities. washis is something that analyzed ad nauseam by the court. we had two statistical experts that testified multiple times in the case. she said this is absolutely false. she gave very little weight to the argument. timeslity, the number of that officers actually check the box on the form that says they are stopping someone based on a suspect description is not that high, between 10% and 15%, depending on the year. instead they check this box that says high crime area. when we analyzed each incident to 2012, when you control for other factors, race is the determinant. it is not act
forces political life. >> john kerry condemn the violence, but the obama administration announced no new moves to cut aid to the egyptian military. >> today's events are deplorable and run counter to peace, inclusion, in general and democracy -- and genuine democracy. egyptian's inside and outside of the government need to take a step back. they need to calm the situation and avoid further loss of life. we also strongly oppose a return to a state of emergency law. and we call on the government to respect basic human rights, including freedom, peaceful assembly and due process under the law. >> we will have more from egypt after the headlines. defense attorneys from a private bradley manning have rested their case at the convicted whistleblower sentencing hearing. on wednesday, manning spoke publicly for the first time in months in a statement apologizing for leaking classified documents to wikileaks. manning said -- an army psychologist to analyze manning while he served in iraq also testified wednesday, along with a clinical psychologist who spent 21 hours examining manning after his ar
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as president obama was meeting with their prime minister in washington. >> greece is going through incredible challenges. and so far, the prime minister has taken some very bold and difficult actions to initiate the structural reforms that can help reduce the debt burden that greece experiences, but even more importantly, can unleash incredible talent of great people so they are effectively competing in this new world economy. praised president obama greece posse economic initiatives, residents of greece say years of tax rises, wages, and pension cuts continue to take their toll. -- tax rises from the ages and pension cuts, continue to take their toll. >> i am 66 years old, unemployed and will not get a pension three at i am looking in the garbage for something to be. >> a miami beach police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after he fatally shot an 18 euro graffiti artist with a taster. the teenager, israel hernandez, was an award-winning artist whose work have been exhibited locally. the police officer began chasing hernandez after he saw the artist spray tanning is tagge
, the national security agency, united kingdom franchise -- you see the eagle with obama and a little puppet, which is a british cop am a banging around the terror act there. there is a real threat at the moment to journalists. >> there is an interesting article by alan rush berger, and he says that -- that alan rush bridger, he says it is a dangerous place to be if you are a journalist, and he defends the guardian's coverage of the snowden story and says the key question is whether something is of public interest. he says however troublesome all this information is, the documents did really spark a debate, a public debate that needed to be had, the debate being what is the right balance between national security and privacy. he also said that he received threats from the british government to get rid of the documents. he said he received a call telling him that you have had your fun, now we want the suspect back. but he makes this pledge, saying we will continue to be a patient painstaking reporting on these ottomans, and the fact that maranda's laptop was seized will not make any differenc
with terrorism or relevant to and authorize investigation under section 215 mr. r >> the obama administration declassified a secret court order to prove that the collection programs are legal. that is contrary to what most americans believe, that intelligence agencies cannot gather information about people inside the country without a specific warrant for a specific suspect. the declassified court order allows the nsa to collect the phone records and e-mail addresses of people inside the u.s. to say what they are saying to foreign terror suspects. the nsa set in 2012 during than 500 phone numbers merited a follow-up investigation. at a hackers convention in las vegas, the head of the nsa called the media reports tantamount to treason. >> if we tell everybody exactly what we are doing, then the adversaries will know how to get through our defenses. >> what did not come up during the hearing, the revelation in the guardian newspaper of yet program which the former in as a contractor edward snowdon claimed would allow the government to see everything in someone's online activities. that may give
something like in the united states obama having to navigate through the democrats and republicans. so it's something similar near iran at the moment between hard-liners and those who support the push for a more reformed -- for more reform. >> live in teheran. >> at least nine people including children have been killed in a suicide attack in eastern afghanistan. it happened in gentleman lol bad during the ince lat consulate and fired at attackers after. 21 people have been injured. >> in fighting around the capital of damascus, showing rebels fireing a weapon mounted on top of a truck at forces. president ba shear has been trying to push rebel fighters out of the ski. al qaeda the state department will close 21 embassies and attacks would you say dominick cain reports. . at the summer travel season summer is the month where many travel on holiday. in a statementing, the state department said current information suggests al qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond. and that they may focus efforts to suffer attacks between now and
by the new agreement. u.s. president, barack obama, went on the offensive in the nsa scandals. >> we can and must be transparent. muchve to make public as information about these programs as possible. given the history of abuse by governments, it is right to ask questions about surveillance, particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives. >> he announced a review of u.s. surveillance programs and that he would appoint an independent commission to evaluate data collection how. earlier two internet firms said they would cease custom data gathering. one was reportedly in the region used by edward snowden to send in printed messages. he said the debate would have taken place without revelation, but he repeated the call for him to return to the u.s. to face the espionage charges. >> queen elizabeth begins her summer holiday in scotland on friday. her husband is expected to join her on monday. the newest member of the royal family, prince george,
-- the country's of the 2022 world cup, fearing hot temperatures. the obama administration temporarily closed nearly two dozen diplomatic missions and issued a travel alert earlier this month. american officials say they intercepted communications in which the current head of al qaeda ordered the group's leader in yemen to carry out an attack. the global security alert has renewed speculation that serious plots are a follow -- are afoot against western interests. >> in a sweeping response to fears over possible al qaeda attack, 19 u.s. missions have closed as a possible -- as a precaution. metns of al qaeda leaders in an event that heightened fear and awareness of terrorist threats. >> the closures reflect the intelligence community's assessment of al qaeda's potential to strike a large swath of territory. >> it is really a window for al qaeda to demonstrate its relevance to the world. >> according to experts, correspondence between al qaeda -- ali'm in a theory qaeda chief ayman al-zawahiri and others is what prompted the latest alert. it was one of bin laden's closest associates, recently p
barack obama condemned the violence, which cairo now admits left more than 500 people dead. >> muslim brotherhood insists the true death toll is even higher. meanwhile, people in cairo and other cities around egypt ave been trying to bury their victims. >> it has become a makeshift morgue for those who died in the army crackdown. relatives of the dead say the authorities are making it difficult to obtain permits to bury them. >> the health ministry is refusing to send people to document the dead bodies. the doctors did the report, but they are unofficial and not accepted. the rights of these people are being ignored. >> security forces have been able to bury their dead. the government has praised them for what it called self- restraint in the face of attacks as they moved in to clear the camp. the muslim brotherhood insists that its protests were nonviolent. >> we will continue until the last man among us dies. the general will be kicked not out of the country, but he will be put on trial and kicked without shoes. >> the u.s. president condemned the steps taken by the interim governme
conference. meanwhile, u.s. president barack obama has said there is a more abbreviated timeframe now to deal with the crisis. childer of registered refugees fleeing the violence in syria has now topped the one million mark. the head of the un's children's agency unicef has warned that this marker is not as a number of, but it is real children being ripped from their homes. jennifer lutz reports. ,> these children seem happy perhaps because they are safer here than they would be at home. the children are attending school in the refugee camps in neighboring jordan, home to 130,000 syrians. they are led in exercise games and it games to keep them entertained. here, days before we came the principal told us the army was planning to occupy our school. in those days, we would see the rockets flying directly above us , and we were trying to hide from them. that is my uncle suggested that we leave. u.n.,ording to the children make up half of all refugees and the syrian complex. one million children have been forced to leave their country, and over 2 million displaced within syrian borders. >> we see
. >> comments from president obama were more cautious. >> i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. in no event are we considering any kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a .ong-term campaign we are looking at the possibility of a limited, that would help make sure that not only syria, but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban. ,> in and around syria preparations are being made for a possible u.s. military strike. such as here, on the israeli border. a missile defense has been deployed near the city of tel aviv. >> we are being joined by our middle east correspondent. of refugeesousands pouring across the border into lebanon. what are they telling you? an exodus weeally are seeing, it's quite normal traffic right now. it depends who you are talking to. a lot of people are coming from areas controlled by the regime, saying they are quite worried about what is going to happen. aboutre not so worried the american military strikes. they are
in orange county. campaigning for super tuesday -- >> for obama? after it wasread over, a friend of mine, journey small who is an actress on "true blood" she and i were campaigning and decided to see a movie. after the movie we went to borders because i wanted to get a housewarming gift for my ran a juror. and we pulled over. i pulled over to take a phone call from my integer. i thought being a law-abiding citizen, you're not supposed to drive and talk so i pulled over five cars you and stopped us and pretty much that was like the most humiliating experience. we had to get out of the car. they made us spread on the car. of -- in the back >> their cruiser. >> yes, their car. the whole time i was thinking, god, don't look in the trunk. already.ke a criminal i thought, i've got stuff in the trunk. but the stuff i had in the trunk work psychology books and some scrabble games. in my head i was like, there is no way they're going to believe that that step belongs to me. like, there is no way. she is trying to get her camera phone, "this is illegal search, this is unconstitutional." this is li
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